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Vanessa Goodwin

Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602


Mary Cleveland

Vanessa Goodwin is a trial lawyer in the firm's litigation department. After graduating from the University of Florida Levin, College of Law, Vanessa joined the State Attorney's office in Duval County. During her time as an Assistant State Attorney, Vanessa conducted numerous trial and evidentiary hearings, including 12 jury trials.

Vanessa brought her trial experience to Shumaker in 2012, when she joined the firm as an associate. As a member of the firm's litigation department, Vanessa primarily represents banks, other financial institutions, and non-profit organizations in trials and evidentiary hearings in state and federal court.

While in law school, Vanessa was a member of the University of Florida trial team. She also received the book award for the highest grade in trial practice, as well as public policy.


  • Lawyers of Color Hot List, 2013

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial & Litigation Section, Board Member
  • Are You Safe, Inc., Board Member

Alternate biographies





  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2011
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Florida, 2008

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2011
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012